Knit Wine Bottle Sweater

Because your wine bottle needs a sweater too.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 8.5″ long; 6.5-9.5″ circumference; fits most 750 mL wine bottles

Gift a wine bottle sweater with a bottle of wine to someone who loves wine or make a few for yourself to bring a little extra cozy and holiday cheer to your unopened bottles of wine.

When you need a quick handmade gift for the holidays, upcoming birthday party or wedding, our knit wine bottle sweater is a great option. You can have one of these made in one or two productive evenings to gift with a bottle of wine.

This wine bottle sweater will fit most (but not all) 750 mL wine bottles. With this project you’ll get the opportunity to explore 9″ circular needles and practice a basic rib stitch. If you want to incorporate stripes, we’ll show you an easy hack to conceal the color jog so your stripes are nice and even. However, you can be as creative as you want with this project; change the stripe pattern or keep it a solid color. It’s up to you!

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We have a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations here on this page as well as written instructions and a tutorial to walk you through our knit wine bottle sweater from start to finish.

  • Approx 70 yds total; Red Heart Chic Sheep (Colorways pictured: Linen & Lipstick)
  • Color A – approx 40 yds
  • Color B – approx 30 yds
  • US 6 Circular Knitting Needles, 9″
  • Stitch Marker
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Do I have to use circular needles?
You can use double pointed needles or magic loop if you prefer these methods of knitting in the round (or if you don’t have the circular needle size recommended). Just keep in mind, the instructions are written for circular needles so there won’t be a break down of stitches per needle.

  • CO Cast On
  • K Knit
  • P Purl
  • Rep Repeat
  • St(s) Stitch(es)
Finished Size

8.5″ long; 6.5-9.5″


11 sts x 16 rounds = 2″
(2×1 rib not stretched)

This wine bottle sweater is knit as a long, cylindrical piece. Keep in mind, it will fit most (but not all) 750 mL wine bottles. It will not fit bottles that are larger than 9.5″ in circumference. Take a quick measurement of your wine bottle before getting started to make sure it will fit.

If the neck of your wine bottle is longer than usual, making the “to be covered” section shorter than 8″, simply knit fewer rounds than indicated. You will likely need to make adjustments to the stripe pattern.

Need to Print this Pattern?

You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Round 1: With color A,CO 51. *K2, P1. Rep from * to end of round.

Round 2: K2, P1

Repeat: Rep round 2 throughout pattern.

Stripe Pattern

Using stitch repeat indicated above, knit the stripe pattern as follows:

  • Color A: 10 rounds
  • Color B: 10 rounds
  • Color A: 10 rounds
  • Color B: 10 rounds
  • Color A: 10 rounds
  • Color B: 10 rounds
  • Color A: 10 rounds
Bind Off

Bind off in pattern and weave in ends.

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